Colorado St. vs. Boise St. Total Pick

Colorado State vs. Boise State, 10/17/18 Predictions & Preview

Can Boise State find enough offense to hit the over when it takes on a Mountain West foe, Colorado State, on Friday at 9PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

307 Colorado State at 308 Boise State

Friday, October 19, 2018

9PM ET – Albertsons Stadium

TV: ESPN2

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Boise State is favored at home, as the Broncos are getting odds of -23.5 points against Colorado State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 61.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 53 percent going on Colorado State on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Colorado State with some momentum

Colorado State has a little momentum coming into this week’s game, as the Rams have beaten San Jose State and New Mexico over the last two weeks. The Rams are now 3-4 on the season, 2-1 in the Mountain West, 3-4 against the spread and 5-2 with the under.

The Rams have struggled on defense this year, giving up 35.1 points and 446.3 yards per game. Their run defense is allowing 204.1 yards per game. On offense, Colorado State is putting up 24.6 points and 411.6 yards per game. K.J. Carta-Samuels has thrown for 1,934 yards and 16 touchdowns this year to lead the offense. Preston Williams is his leading receiving option with 52 catches for 671 yards and seven touchdowns. Izzy Matthews is the leading rusher with 425 yards.

Boise State bounces back

After a tough 19-13 loss to San Diego State, Boise State bounced back last week with a 31-27 win at Nevada. The Broncos are now 4-2 overall, 2-1 in the Mountain West, 3-3 against the spread and 3-3 with the over/under. Boise has hit the under in three of its last four games.

Boise State has an offense that can be a handful for opponents. The Broncos are putting up 36.2 points and 481.5 yards per game this season. Their passing game is really rolling, as Brett Rypien has thrown for 1,858 yards and 14 touchdowns. Sean Modster and A.J. Richardson have combined for 61 catches for 910 yards and six touchdowns. Alexander Mattison is the leading rusher with 416 yards and six scores. Defensively, Boise is giving up 21.8 points and 323.7 yards per game.

College Football Betting Trends

Colorado State

The Rams have hit the under in seven straight Friday games and in four of their last five road games.

Boise State

Boise State has hit the under in eight of its last nine games in October and in 16 of its last 22 home games.

Prediction:

These two have trended with the over, hitting it in five of their last seven meetings. I definitely think Boise State is going to score on the Rams, the question is how much will the Rams be able to score on the Broncos? Boise State has a really sound pass defense that should give a lot of problems for Carta-Samuels. With the total being set as high as it is, I like the under. Boise State can score a lot without the under being in danger.

 

College Football Prediction: Colorado State/Boise State Under 61.5

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